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Early Birders’ Observations for May 20, 2018

May 25, 2018

Mae & Bill M led the May 20, 2018,  Early Birders Morning Walk . Despite light rain and wet woods, we had 19 birders and 31 species of birds!

Veery and eggs. Woodcarving and habitat exhibit by Bob Spear.

Veery and eggs. Carved by Bob Spear.

Enjoy our week’s walk’s summary:

Birds of Vermont Museum, Chittenden, Vermont, US
May 20, 2018 6:53 AM - 8:56 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.01 mile(s)
Comments:     Early Birders walk led by Mae Mayville 
31 species

Mourning Dove  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Red-eyed Vireo  4
Blue Jay  6
Black-capped Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  3
Brown Creeper  1
House Wren  2
Veery  4
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  2
Ovenbird  11
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  2
Magnolia Warbler  1
Blackburnian Warbler  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler  5
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  3
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Scarlet Tanager  2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  4
Baltimore Oriole  1
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Common Grackle  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45852294

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Join us for more early Birders Morning walks, Sundays through June. Walks are led by experienced birders familiar with Vermont birds—and we welcome all birders!

Finish the walk with bird-friendly coffee at the viewing window inside the Museum. Bring binoculars and good walking shoes. Park at 900 Sherman Hollow Road, in the Museum parking lot.

Best for adults and older children • Free, donations welcome.
Pre-registration is helpful but not required. Call 802 434-2167 or email museum@birdsofvermont.org

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Early Birders’ Observations for May 13, 2018

May 15, 2018

Mae M led the May 13, 2018,  Early Birders Morning Walk . Thirty-eight species!

Enjoy our week’s walk’s summary:

Birds of Vermont Museum, Chittenden, Vermont, US
May 13, 2018 6:52 AM - 8:52 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.8 mile(s)
Comments:     Early Birders Walk led by Mae Mayville 
38 species

Ruffed Grouse  1
Mourning Dove  3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Phoebe  3
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Blue Jay  9
American Crow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  2
Veery  1
Swainson's Thrush  1     Dull, olive-brown; No rufous on tail; buffy cheeks.
Hermit Thrush  1
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  2
Ovenbird  8
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
Northern Parula  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Song Sparrow  1
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  3
Baltimore Oriole  1
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Common Grackle  1
Purple Finch  2
American Goldfinch  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45619747

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Join us for more early Birders Mornign walks, Sundays in May and June. Enjoy the start of the day with us, birds, and other woodland inhabitants. Walks are led by experienced birders familiar with Vermont birds—and we welcome additional possible leaders. Let us know if you’re interested in volunteering.

Finish the walk with bird-friendly coffee at the viewing window inside the Museum.

Bring binoculars and good walking shoes. Park at 900 Sherman Hollow Road, in the Museum parking lot.

Best for adults and older children • Free, donations welcome.
Pre-registration is helpful but not required. Call 802 434-2167 or email museum@birdsofvermont.org

Call to Artists: Common Grounds

January 12, 2018

 

Common Grounds

A Call to Artists from the Birds of Vermont Museum
in recognition of 100 years of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and its conservation consequences

Birds link us.  We need the same things: food, water, air, places to live. We humans have sometimes used laws to protect those needs we have in common. In 1918, the US Congress put into place the Migratory Bird Treaty Act—one of the first laws setting limits on what we could and could not do specifically with respect to migratory birds. Since then, we’ve asked new questions, discovered new ramifications, and come to new understandings about what the work of conservation entails. In order for the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to be successful, people have to work together across geographic, political, socioeconomic, and ecological boundaries. We need to find—or create—common ground. What does that look like?

We seek bird-oriented artworks that involve themes of commonality, conservation, migration, habitat, protection, and/or coordination among peoples, species, places, and/or time.

The show runs from May 1 to October 31 in the Museum’s multi-purpose room, halls, and foyer. Most art will be hung on the walls. We have shelf space for smaller three-dimensional works and some ceiling space if your work is suitable there. Feel free to visit and scope out the options.

Art in any media, by new or returning artists, of any age, may be considered.  Artists are invited to submit up to 3 works, by sending no more than three (3) .jpgs showing your work to museum@birdsofvermont.org. Please put “Submission for Common Grounds art show” in the email subject. If you do not have email, you may send up to three prints to the Museum, attention Common Grounds art show. Please include your contact information and a description of work (media, artwork size, when made, etc.).

Entries are due by Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

In choosing works for a show, we strive to integrate diversity of work into a cohesive whole. Museum staff will select pieces by April 5 and will let artists know by email if possible. The Museum asks for permission to reproduce images of the selected works in print and online as part of publicity for the exhibit; if you prefer partial or cropped images for this, or have preferred images, please tell us or supply them.

Selected pieces should arrive at the Museum on or before April 20 and be ready to hang (if applicable). Artists are responsible for shipping or drop-off/pick-up. Pick-up should occur by November 30, 2018.

Artists who show their work here are invited to sell originals, prints, and/or cards through us on consignment. Details are available on request. We are always thrilled to arrange artist workshops at the Museum with our exhibitors. Please tell us if you are interested in this.

Please call or email Kir Talmage or Allison Gergely with any questions. We can be reached at 802 434-2167 or museum@birdsofvermont.org.

Thank You Volunteers!

September 15, 2017

Thank You (1) 2017

On Sunday, September 10, many volunteers chose to spend a beautiful sunny day helping out in and around the Museum.

We are beyond grateful.

With everyone’s help we trimmed trails, cut trees, weeded gardens, organized storage areas, sorted donated items, entered bird lists into ebird, cleaned and dusted exhibits, updated signage, replaced window netting, prepped for programs,  photographed pollinators, updated bulletin boards, and removed invasive plants.  Many thanks to Darlene, Erny, Bob, Shirley, Elizabeth, Pat, Ginger, Brian, Owen, Hunter, Rita, Justin, Chase, Bill, Mae, John, Lori, Josh, Morgan, Abi, and Levi.

We ended the day with Mike Kessler, another volunteer, leading a tracking walk where the group found signs of bear, bobcat, moose, red squirrel, deer, and porcupine.

Thank you!

Art Review: ‘Birding by the Numbers,’ Birds of Vermont Museum

August 18, 2017

Most art shows can be viewed without particular attention to their settings, but ‘Birding by the Numbers’ is inseparable from its locale. The Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington organized the community art exhibit to celebrate its 30th anniversary. …Numbers are the key to ornithology… The artists’ responses to this intersection of ideas range from literal to literary.

Source: Art Review: ‘Birding by the Numbers,’ Birds of Vermont Museum

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Volunteer Work Day 2017

April 20, 2017

We have awesome volunteers.
On Saturday, April 15, we accomplished over 100 hours of work together! (more…)

Species List from February 2017 Bird Monitoring Walk

February 27, 2017

Crazily warm day for a walk last Saturday! Birds are singing: there was a tremendous cacophony of competing Black-capped chickadees singing on Thursday the 23rd, which was a delight. Today the Northern Cardinal was singing in the dogwoods. And the Birders left lots of treats in the Museum fridge; I think I gained 10 pounds just nibbling on them as I assembled this post for you… Thanks everyone, for baked goodies, bird observations, and community companionship.

Birds of Vermont Museum, Chittenden, Vermont, US
 Feb 25, 2017 8:05 AM
 Protocol: Traveling
 Party Size: 8
 Duration: 1 hour(s), 35 minute(s)
 Distance: 1.609 kilometer(s) 
 Comments:     
 10 species
 
 Canada Goose 12
     Flyover
 Mourning Dove 17
 Downy Woodpecker 1
 Blue Jay 8
 American Crow 10
 Black-capped Chickadee 12
 Tufted Titmouse 2
 White-breasted Nuthatch 1
 Dark-eyed Junco 1
 Red-winged Blackbird 1
     In the feeder area, 1 male
 
 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34782352

 Feb 25, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:35 AM
 Protocol: Stationary
 Comments:     Observed from the feeder window during the monitoring walk. Very warm conditions: 50 degrees.
 7 species
 
 Mourning Dove  2
 Downy Woodpecker  2
 Hairy Woodpecker  4
 Blue Jay  5
 Black-capped Chickadee  3
 Tufted Titmouse  2
 Red-winged Blackbird  3
 
 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34783779
 
These reports were generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

We’ll be out again on March 25 at 8:00 a.m. for our next Monthly Bird Monitoring Walk. Tell us you’ll be joining us!

Remember: there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.


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